Does anybody have a source for thin (less than 3/4") hardwoods in
Ontario (specifically southwest)? or anywhere else is Canada? Would
I have a problem ordering from the US (re: customs)? I'm looking for
cherry and maple.
My local sawmill and most others, can plane a 3/4" piece down to 3/8
or 1/4 that I'm looking for, but I'll have to pay for the full 3/4"
and it seems like such a waste of wood.
Here is a link at the Scrollsaw Association of the World with links to
places with "thin wood". Almost all were in the US.
I've check other newsgroup posts on this subject, but none of them
panned out for me.
Thanks in advance.
Find someone local with a bandsaw and let them resaw that 4/4 in
half,then run thru a planner to get it down to 3/8in or whatever you
want/need sawing into 1/4 will get you 3 pieces out of a 4/4 board,
3/8 will get you 2 pieces out of a 4/4 board
If using a LOT of wood, might be worth looking into a used bandsaw and
Too much waste involved in sawing thin lumber. Both saw kerf and drying
degrade would take all the opportunity for profit. That's why you don't
find much beyond lath that's sawn thin.
You need to locate or acquire that resaw and planer capability John
Try Kootur's, near Hamilton, they list a variety of species in 1/2". I
wouldn't want to work with anything smaller that is rough sawn.
I only know of these guys, never been to the shop.
A&M Wood Specialties in Cambridge
(http://www.forloversofwood.com/canada /) have every kind of wood you
can imagine, all in top quality grades. They do resawing up to 22"
wide, and planing with a 10 minute minimum shop charge. Fun place to
Ordering from the U.S. isn't a problem. Shipping charges for bulk
products like wood can get pricy, though. Avoid UPS -- they charge a
$35-50 "brokerage fee" in addition to the sales taxes they collect on
entry. The post office seems to let most packages of modest value go
through without stopping them, but when they do there's a $5 handling
fee plus PST and GST.
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